Madeleine Kern
  I am currently a junior biology major at Davidson College. As part of my Independent Research course last semester, I collaborated with another student to investigate the effects of environmental factors on spotted salamander oviposition site selection under the guidance of Dr. Dorcas. I also assisted in the capture and marking of spotted salamanders in the Cowan's Ford wetlands. This summer I worked in the Herpetology Lab doing research on turtle populations in golf course ponds and documenting reptile and amphibian species within the Broad River Basin in South Carolina.